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The latest news on Seren’s books, authors, events and prizes.

31 March 2017 - 03:28 pm
Literature Wales has just announced the names of twenty-one writers who will receive a total of £70,000 in Writers’ Bursaries this year, and among the list are Seren writers Paul Henry and Meirion Jordan. As well as supporting new and unpublished writers, the bursaries are designed to help established authors ‘experiment and create innovative new work’.Meirion Jordan will be turning from poetry to work on his first novel, which is set in Wales and France in the aftermath...
31 March 2017 - 10:46 am
Hollie McNish’s ‘funny and serious, humane and consciousness-raising’ poetry collection, Nobody Told Me, has won the 2017 Ted Hughes Award.The book is a revealing and deeply personal combination of poetry and diary entries, following the author through her pregnancy seven years ago, through her daughter’s birth and early years. This is poetry that reports from the ‘frontline of motherhood’. McNish said the poems were in part about addressing the ‘stigma...
23 March 2017 - 11:23 am
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Writing on Water, the new short story collection by Maggie Harris.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st April:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signup About Writing on Water:This is a varied collection containing stories such as 'Sending for Chantal', telling a tale of Caribbean migration, set around the story of a child who hasn't seen her mother since she was 4 and is now in her 30s, which was Regional Winner of...
21 March 2017 - 10:35 am
The longlist for the Edge Hill Prize 2017 has just been announced, with Jo Mazelis’ gothic and uncanny short story collection, Ritual, 1969, featuring alongside forty other titles from both new and established writers, such as Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Susan Hill (The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror and I’m the King of the Castle) and Helen Oyeyemi (Mr Fox and Boy, Snow, Bird).The winner, to be announced at Edinburgh International Book...
9 March 2017 - 09:59 am
Two poems by Siobhán Campbell have been included in the Ó’Béal 4th Five Words Competition shortlist. ‘Milk’ tied for second place and was highly commended by the judges; another poem, ‘Eve’, also reached the shortlist.The shortlisted poems will appear in Five Words Vol X, which will be launched at Ó Bhéal on Monday the 10th of April 2017, along with an award presentation and readings from available contributors.View the full shortlist on the Ó Bhéal website. ...